Acceptable Use Policy
Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene Data Portal

The material is for the noncommercial use of the general public. The fair use guidelines of the U.S. copyright statutes apply to all material on the WSLH Data Portal. The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of all rights, title and interest in and to all specifically copyrighted information created and posted for inclusion in this system.

  • Visualizations and graphics on the WSLH Data Portal are either the property of the state department or the state agency that holds a license to use and display the material.
  • For copy or use of information on the WSLH Data Portal that is outside of the fair use provisions of copyright law, please seek permission from the individual listed as responsible for the page.
  • If you have any questions on using material on the WSLH Data Portal pages please contact us for specific page permission requests.
  • If you cannot identify the web page contact, please direct inquiries to the WSLH Data Portal by using our contact form.
  • If permission to reproduce or redistribute is granted, the following statement shall be included, “Reproduced with permission from the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.”

Disclaimer of Liability

Neither the State of Wisconsin, nor any of its agencies and employees, shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein and assumes no responsibility for anyone’s use of the information.

In no event shall the WSLH or its employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including but not limited to procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.

This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Accuracy of Data

Although the data found in WSLH’s Data Portal have been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information.

This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information.

The WSLH provides this information on an “as is” basis.

All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed.

Changes may be periodically made to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version of the publication.

If you have obtained information from any of the WSLH’s Data Portal pages from a source other than the WSLH Data Portal, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution.

Data can also quickly become out of date.

It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any data associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use.

If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them to WSLH by contacting us.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The WSLH is a distributor of content sometimes supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the WSLH and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the WSLH.

The WSLH is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that the WSLH is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from the WSLH’s Data Portal to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from the WSLH. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the web surfer to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. The WSLH Data Portal contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites and resources. Since the WSLH’s Data Portal is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.

Disclaimer of Duty to Continue Provision of Data

Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restricted access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, homepages, and files are reorganized. The user expressly agrees that use of the WSLH’s Data Portal is at the user’s sole risk. The WSLH does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error-free. The documents and related graphics published on this server could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The WSLH and/or its respective divisions and programs may make improvements and/or changes in the information and/or programs described herein at any time.

Choice of Law

Construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of any potential disputes arising therefrom are governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin, USA. The laws of the State of Wisconsin shall apply to all uses of this data and this system. By use of this system and any data contained therein, the user agrees that use shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations and user shall not violate the rights of any third parties.


WSLH strives to meet federal and state accessibility requirements. If you encounter a page on the WSLH Data Portal that is not fully accessible and you would like to obtain an accessible form of the information contained within the page, please contact us using the contact form or by emailing to request the page in an accessible format.